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Helen Tanigawa Tsuchiya Interview

Date: June 16, 2009
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
Videographer: Dana Hoshide
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1014-2
01:37:39
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Nisei female. Born December 25, 1924, in Selma, California. Grew up in Parlier, Californa, where family worked on a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to work in Indianapolis, Indiana, before settling permanently in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Family background Segment 1 of 22 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Growing up in Parlier, California, where parents worked for a Nisei farmer Segment 2 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Helping on family farm: everyday chores Segment 3 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Growing up in the small town of Parlier, California Segment 4 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Attending church and Japanese language school Segment 5 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Working on family farm: harvesting grapes for raisins Segment 6 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Social activities in high school Segment 7 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Coping with hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 8 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Memories of mass removal: originally exempt from moving Segment 9 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Difficult living conditions in camp Segment 10 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Working as a secretary for camp's high school principal Segment 11 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Living in Gila River, which was built on a Native American reservation Segment 12 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Being allowed to take photographs in camp for the school yearbook Segment 13 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Leaving camp and moving to Indianapolis Segment 14 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Family's experiences during the war Segment 15 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Moving to Minneapolis with parents Segment 16 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota The Japanese American community in Minneapolis Segment 17 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Working for a doctor after the war Segment 18 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Meeting future husband Segment 19 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Comparing West Coast and Midwest Japanese American communities Segment 20 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Raising children, losing daughter to cancer Segment 21 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Making an impact: speaking to students about incarceration experiences Segment 22 of 22 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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